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New York Jets announce 2016 NFL Draft festivities

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Leonard Williams (Southern California) poses for a photo after being selected as the number sixth overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Leonard Williams (Southern California) poses for a photo after being selected as the number sixth overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New York Jets have officially announced their 2016 NFL Draft festivities for both season ticket holders and fans everywhere.

The draft will be here before you know it as fans everywhere anxiously await what direction their respective teams will go in when they’re on the clock. The Jets will be holding some great festivities during draft week, much to the joy of fans everywhere.

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Here is the full transcript from what the Jets plan to do during what should be an eventful week, sent to us courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the team:

The Jets will celebrate week of the draft with two events, one for Season Ticket Holders on Thursday, April 28 at MetLife Stadium and one open to all fans on Saturday, April 30 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. In addition, the team will have in-depth, insider coverage on the team’s website, all week long.

Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a New York Jets helmet and an NFL football during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets will offer fans inside access to the players and team facilities as part of this year’s draft sponsored by the Daily News, Dunkin’ Donuts, Pepsi, SAP/EMC, Toyota and Verizon.

Visit newyorkjets.com/draft for comprehensive coverage before, during, and after the draft. The first round of the Draft begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. Rounds 2-3 will be held on April 29, and Rounds 4-7 on April 30.

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Season Ticket Holder Draft Party on Thursday, April 28 at MetLife Stadium

For the third consecutive year, the Jets will host a Draft Party exclusively for Season Ticket Holders at MetLife Stadium on the first night of the Draft, Thursday, April 28.

The night will begin at 6:00 p.m. for Jets Rewards members who redeem the opportunity to have a private meet-and-greet with Jets players and visit the locker room before others arrive.

The event will officially kick off at 7:00 p.m. as Season Ticket Holders enjoy Jets Fest, view a live Q&A with players, collect autographs as well from players, interact with Jets Experience and take tours of the locker room. Then, beginning at 8:00 p.m., fans can watch the first round of the draft live on the in-stadium videoboards.

Season Ticket Holders will enter through the SAP gate. The autograph session will end promptly at 8:00 p.m. Admission to the Draft Party at MetLife Stadium is free for Season Ticket Holders only. Once a Season Ticket Holder RSVP’s, tickets will be loaded onto their Jets Rewards card(s).

They will also have the option to download a ticket at My Jets Account as tickets are required for entrance. Check newyorkjets.com and @nyjets on Twitter for updates on players scheduled to appear.

Jets Family Fun Day Open to the Public on Saturday, April 30 at the AHJTC

On Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. the Jets will welcome all fans to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, NJ, for Jets Draft Family Fun Day. Jets fans and families can watch the fourth and fifth rounds of the draft, meet Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders and have the opportunity to get player autographs and tour the locker room.

Kids can enjoy free face painting, Jets Experience, Jets Fest and Gen Jets Kids Zone presented by Chase, an outdoor activity area. Plus, Gen Jets Kids club members can participate in an exclusive football clinic run by players. This year the team’s selections on Day Three will be announced live from the Atlantic Jets Training Center, and one selection will even be made by a Season Ticket Holder who uses his or her Jets Rewards Points to secure this unique experience.

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Admission and parking are free and open to the public but registration is required at newyorkjets.com/draft. Jets fans will receive a free Draft giveaway, while supplies last.

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